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Left side activities for interactive notebooks

Do you know how students learn the most from the left side activities in their interactive notebooks? The left side activities of interactive notebooks is sometimes the most hands-on experience for most students. It is also the most fun. On this side, students participate more with their learning. They are more active in completing questions and offering feedback. Amazingly, students like to collaborate more with each other,…

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Interactive Notebook Grading Systems

How to grade interactive notebooks without going insane Interactive notebook grading systems are important steps in having success throughout the school year. When you have a grading system that is consistent, fair, and easy to follow, it gives students a sense of commitment. From the very beginning of the school year, make sure you set clear expectations about interactive notebooks. If you want students to…

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Teaching Strategies in a Multicultural Classroom

3 strategies to help teachers in multicultural classrooms Based on the diversity of the classrooms across America, multicultural classrooms are becoming a daily scenario for many teachers. The cultural dynamics of classrooms now encompasses students from all walks of life and from around the world. It is beyond belief that much of a teacher’s toolkit does not involve teaching strategies in multicultural classrooms. As a…

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Multicultural classroom

Multicultural classroom is a diverse environment of cultures. It is a multitude of cultures, social groups, and ethnicity. What is a multicultural classroom or education? “Multicultural education is a set of strategies and materials in U.S. education that were developed to assist teachers to respond to the many issues created by rapidly changing demographics of their students.”

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Special needs education

Special needs education is more than helping those children that need us. Within a particular section of teaching, special needs education is teaching those students about life. Special needs education is defined as: a term used in clinical diagnostic and functional development to describe individuals who require assistance for disabilities that may be medical, mental, or psychological.

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Bilingual education in elementary schools

Bilingual education in elementary schools is slowly integrating foreign language programs. Whereas high schools already have foreign language programs in place, elementary schools are still trying to educate their students in languages other than English. Spanish, Mandarin, and other foreign languages are making the way into school systems and parts of the bilingual education in the United States. Yet, much needs to be done.

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Benefits of Spanish Two-Way Immersion Programs

Two-way immersion programs are becoming increasingly popular in many states where Spanish-speaking students are part of the student population. Dual-immersion programs are those curriculums that integrate Spanish and English into subjects like language arts, science, math, and social studies.

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School readiness: 5 tips to help preschoolers enter kindergarten

Suzie was very eager to start her first of day of school. She was prepared with her backpack along with other supplies and her big enthusiastic smile. Her sister, Sonia, on the other hand, was nervous and rejected the idea. Sonia had mixed feelings about starting school. She thought the first day might be confusing and didn’t know what to expect. She hadn’t met her…

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Education for preschoolers: 5 ways to encourage early literacy at home

Education Preschoolers is the Foundation for Early Literacy When is it a good time to start reading to your child? Is the perfect time at night or before nap time? There is really no sure answer to that question. But what educators and parents want is often to foster early literacy in children. Reading is a fundamental skill that all children should know. How can parents…

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